Natural Forest Protection
Development cooperation , 22.05.2013

Natural Forest Protection

Description

The project aims at developing a method to protect natural forests in Madagaskar, where deforestation and forest fragmentation are problems. Forest restoration and creation of buffer zones by planting trees which provide food and wood for local people are started in the pilot phase and continued in the project. Alternative methods of local agriculture are also introduced. In the project, the purpose is to develop a forest monitoring system utilising remote sensing, which results in interactive, updating internet-based maps. Local capacity in monitoring is improved. In the future, the results can be applied in REDD projects for instance.

Admittance

  • 2012: 90 000 €
  • 2013: 90 000 €
  • 2014: 90 000 €

Target country

Madagascar

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Aid to environment
  • Climate change - mitigation
  • Biodiversity

Field of activity

  • Forestry development 33%
  • Forestry policy and administrative management 33%
  • Bio-diversity 34%

Type of aid

Project-type interventions

Funding channel

Suomen Luonnonsuojeluliitto ry

Contact

keo-30

Code for the object of funding

25201001

ID

UHA2011-007368

Modified

22.05.2013